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Palm Islands Dubai

The Palm Islands, also referred to as The Palm Dubai and The Palms, are the world’s three largest man-made islands, which are being built on the coast of the emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The project is being handled by Al Nakheel Properties (Nakheel Corporation), which will increase Dubai’s shoreline by … Continue reading

Burj Al Arab Hotel Dubai

The Burj-Al-Arab is the tallest building used exclusively as a hotel anywhere in the world, and the only seven star hotel in existence. It stands in the sea, in the Persian Gulf, on an artificial island, over 900 feet away from the beach. The Burj-Al-Arab is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At 321 meters … Continue reading

Dubai Museum in Al Fahidi Fort

Most of the Bedouin architecture of Dubai has not survived the oil boom in the previously tiny port city.  An exception is the Al-Fahidi Fort, built in 1800, believed to be Dubai’s oldest building, and now housing the Dubai Museum. In the past the fort was used to defend the town from warlike neighbouring tribes. … Continue reading

Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club

The Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club is a sporting oasis nestled alongside the hustle and bustle of daily life and the lapping waters of the Dubai Creek. Locally known as The Creek, the clubhouse’s signature sails are set dramatically against the Dubai skyline. Also featured are ornamental lakes, waterfalls, sea water hazards and magnificent … Continue reading

Ibn Battuta Mall Dubai

Ibn Battuta Mall, a Nakheel Project, was conceived to celebrate Dubai’s increasing role as one of the world’s top  shopping  destinations. The Mall combines retail, entertainment, restaurants and family activities all within a uniquely themed environment that is designed to reflect the unique combination of various heritages and cosmopolitan lifestyle that is the very essence … Continue reading

Hatta Rock Pools Dubai

Hatta, an enclave of Dubai nestled in the Hajar Mountains, is a great weekend getaway. The main attractions are its relatively cool, dry climate, the mountain scenery, and the magnificent Hatta rock pools. It’s an amazing experience to swim through the narrow rock corridors of this miniature canyon, roaring year-round with plunging waterfalls. Nestled in … Continue reading

Jumeirah Mosque Dubai

The Jumeirah Mosque is a dominant landmark of Dubai city, a stone structure built in the medieval Fatimid tradition, and a tribute to modern Islamic architecture. While strolling through the Mosque at sunset, the visitor is washed in shadows by this elegant formation. The Fatimid traditional style, combined with modern building materials, ensures the Jumeirah … Continue reading


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